Our Family

Our Family

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

summer's ending/Coco's 5th

Put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; . . . but above all these things put on love. —Colossians 3:12,14

Chloe turned 5! So hard to believe, I was sitting in the hospital for four days waiting for her to make her entrance, come to find out her little hand was blocking her way, once God removed it, she finally came. My sweet blondie curly haired baby. 
We had a simple pizza, making, swim, princess party. If you know Chloe she lives for a good party, she plans hers all year round. 
We then packed up the truck and made our way to Carpinteria for a three day camping trip right on the beach. OHHH completely magical. We met our dear friends there. More like family actually then friends. 
 Hanna and her Chloe
 Hanna and John going to catch some surf
 Sage and Sadie bonding
 Bubba sucha stud
 Hanna and Sage     (All 5 amazing photo's courtesy of Lynda)
 Yes we were cramped but made some great memories
 Their own hang out spot

 These four are all like siblings their bond is strong.
 Fritz Slee was such a great puppy, so majestic
 Wow where did time go?? So thankful to God for bringing the Rueter family into our lives
 These two miss each other so much, but every time their together no time has pasted.
 famous candy shop
 Fritz listening to a Whale presentation He was very interested
 Time to say goodbye, not without some major tears though! So Sadie and Chloe got their way and stayed another couple days!
 Summer time has been good to us. We stayed close to home, mostly.
 Lots of cooking
 Love this shot, shows their personality's
 Hope you all are enjoying your last few days of summer, today I'm overhauling the house every cupboard is being cleaned and re-organized. Love you all, Shirley

Friday, August 2, 2013

Happy mom

He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the LORD. Psalms 113:9

Well we've added to our family of 6!! Meet Fritz. Our 11 week old German Shepard 
Growing up we had Fritz (senior) thee best dog in the world. All of us just loved him, he was so loyal, protective (only when needed), loving. So it's always been in my heart to own a German Shepard one day! 
13 year old Sphene our Golden Retriever we got him when we lived in Santa Barbara, This was John and Sage's doggy, we moved multiple times with him, to smaller and smaller yards, he would travel to Bishop with us, and eventually he decided to stay! He loves open fields, and being free, the city life never suited him! So my sister Jenny officially adopted him. We still consider him our family dog. And cant wait till he meets his new brother Fritz
Summer is in full swing around here with lots of beach trips, swimming in the pool daily, bon fires, and just relaxing. Kinda feel like I never leave the kitchen, someone is always hungry around here! 

 At papa's and Grandmas
 While away our new counter tops finally arrived, I know I know I will eventually do a post on the house. We are just loving it.
 Baby Luke, we love you and miss you everyday were not near you!
Hope summers treating you well, and your not getting overwhelmed with the daily duties of motherhood! Best advice my momma gave me was that I have to "re-commit" every single morning to my children, and husband. It's true, because being a mom, I'm giving constantly, answering question, squashing arguments, giving advice, feeding, cleaning, driving, it's all for them. If I think of all that's required of me, I can start to feel defeated, but, it's so important to know that this is thee best job in the world, and seeing, healthy, happy, confident children makes it all worth it! Love you Shirley